I chose Spain as my summer destination, so had to make a stop in Ibiza to see a few of my friends that were also there for the summer. This was my second time in Ibiza, but I had gone in 2010 when I was a lot younger and had no idea what I was doing back then lol. Now I know how to do it right- a bunch of my friends go every summer and I was with a good group this time who knew all the places to go.
We rented an AirBnB villa and also rented a car to get around the island. We stacked up with groceries and booze for the week and spent the days at the villa, and nights out. To be honest, I’m not the biggest drinker or partier anymore, so going out five nights in a row in Ibiza sounded like pure torture to me lol. I went out three of the five nights which was more than enough for me. The clubs there aren’t really my scene, and I really wanted to also spend time exploring during the day and hit up a few beaches and some shopping. When I go out I’m pretty much dead to the world the next day and didn’t want to have that the entire time I was there. I even woke up in time for breakfast every morning!
For most people, Ibiza is strictly partying. When my friend and I were waking up to start the day, my other friends were just getting home from the club at 9-10am. I didn’t want this trip to be only about having fun and partying, I wanted to experience the island’s culture. I ventured out to Cala Comte which is a cute beach on the island, and also got lost in the streets of Old Town which I loved. Ibiza has such great energy and has a whole other side to it other than partying and nightlife. I loved the fact that I experienced it all.
My crew rented a yacht for the day to go to Formentera island which was super fun. Whether you can get a yacht or not, you must visit Formentera, just a boat taxi away from Ibiza. There are ferries throughout the day from different boat companies that you can take out of Old Town Ibiza harbor to Formentera. It’s such a beautiful island with crystal blue water and a few fun beach cafes to grab food or drinks at. My friend and I rented an ATV and drove around the island, but I recommend renting a scooter instead. A scooter gives you access to all the beaches, but with an ATV you are limited to certain beaches because they don’t allow you to park close. Taxi’s aren’t too expensive to get around the island either.
Best beach: Illetes. This beach is a long stretch of crystal clear water and Formentera’s most popular beach.
Food: Check out Beso or Juan Y Andrea for lunch or drinks.
- Rent a scooter to explore around the island!
- Sunset cruise around Es Vedra
- Venture out to Migjorn Beach
I had a blast in both Ibiza and Formentera…so much that my friend and I decided to miss our flight and stay a few extra days lol. I hope you found my info and small tips helpful if and when you are planning a trip to those islands!